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Okada Museum of Art

493_1 Kowakudani, Hakone-machi, Ashigarashimo-gun 250-0406, Kanagawa Prefecture
+81 460-87-3931
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Impressive but only if truly interested in pottery and scrolls (and you have extra time)

This museum is very impressive, the building and the garden are beautiful. The collection is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mish_H50
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Japan
Overpriced and not approachable

Highly overpriced museum (even the teahouse) and almost no context to the artifacts in English... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
mandra01
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The Okada Museum of Art was constructed on the site of the old hotel built in the Meiji period for Westerners.The Museum has an impressive exhibition space of around 5,000㎡.This spacious building mainly exhibits Japanese,Chinese,and Korean works of art ranging from ancienttimes through to the present age,collected by the businessman Okada Kazuo.
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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493_1 Kowakudani, Hakone-machi, Ashigarashimo-gun 250-0406, Kanagawa Prefecture
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is very impressive, the building and the garden are beautiful. The collection is exquisite- if you have a special interest in Asian pottery and scrolls. If not- Id give it a miss. The entrance fee is a bit too high to be honest,...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Highly overpriced museum (even the teahouse) and almost no context to the artifacts in English language. The fact that pictures and even phones aren‘t allowed seems absolutely unnecessary. We wouldn‘t recommend this museum, unless you have a specific interest in this type of art. There...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was the most expensive entrance fee I had to pay to go inside a museum. I did appreciate and enjoy the artworks - they were very grand and beautiful. But again, relative to the price, I thought there would be more in the range...More

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Reviewed 3 May 2018

This museum has the best preserved collection on Ming china as well as ancient sculpture I have ever seen. Hard to believe a single collector owns this much priceless art. Everything is beautifully displayed. After enjoying the museum, the mineral spring foot bath was wonderful!

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Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

Many visit Hakone to enjoy the natural beauty and the Open Air Museum with an exceptional modern art collection, but not many visit this museum which has an amazing collection of China and very early pottery art facts. By far th best collection of Han,...More

1  Thank TheHappyCamper2013
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

We happened to see the Utamaro's three masterpieces reunited after 138 years, from United States and Japan, huge painting depicting the lives of 50 high class geishas: Fukagawa in the Snow, Cherry Blossoms at Yoshiwara and scenes under the Moon--the theme of Snow, Blossoms, and...More

1  Thank twosc
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Reviewed 14 May 2017

big WOW. One of the best museums I have seen !!! The whole museum is fantastic and so beautiful. Security is a bit too much, no idea why, but the exhibits are fantastic. No photos allowed, I wonder if that is because they do not...More

1  Thank Shlomi T
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Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

We love museums, visit them all around the world. In Hakone, returning from a nice boat trip and hiking to our hotel we discovered a nice building with a poster of an exhibition on the facade. We came in (why not?) but were surprised by...More

1  Thank polskymarina
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Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

This fantastic collection of Japanese pottery, ceramics, glass, paintings and calligraphy is housed in a large modern building came to my attention thanks to an article in the Wall Street Journal. The collection is remarkable in that pieces in perfect condition date from 2,000 BC...More

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Reviewed 11 April 2017

There are two museums of art with similar names and people get the two mixed up. The MOA Museum of Art is in Atami on mountainside. The Hakone Museum of Art, sometimes called the Museum of Art (thus the mixup with the one in Atami...More

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